The most recent storms include Hurricane Marco, which grew to Category 1 strength, and Hurricane Laura, which strengthened to a … Delta could make landfall as a Category 3 storm by Friday. And it may be why Merida was b uilt in this location over 500 years ago by the Mayans. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, Merida a Top 3 choice in Conde Nast 2020 readers’ poll, Yucatan remains in orange as COVID contagion rate increases, Another false rumor triggers panic buying in the liquor aisle, New storm drains helped prepare Merida for Zeta’s rainfall, For Zeta, Yucatan hunkers down, shuts down businesses, Zeta could be Yucatan’s next hurricane by late Monday, Delta lashes Tizimín as some coastal areas evacuate, Storm update: Delta tracks west, closer to Merida and Progreso. Both of these hurricanes caused a lot of damage throughout the state, but not for everyone. (since 1871) In addition, huge amounts of seaweed were washed ashore. The likelihood that a hurricane will hit while you are on vacation may be low, but if one does strike, it can completely ruin your vacation. Hurricane Isidore smashed inland into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people huddled in darkness overnight as howling winds ripped up … Zeta likely hurricane before hitting Yucatan, heading for US. Hurricane Delta is expected to hit Mexico's Yucatan peninsula Wednesday morning as a powerful Category 3 storm with life-threatening storm surge before heading toward Louisiana and Alabama. If you click “Agree and Continue” below, you acknowledge that your cookie choices in those tools will be respected and that you otherwise agree to the use of cookies on NPR’s sites. Hurricane Delta is back in the Gulf of Mexico northwest of Cancún after making landfall around 6:30 a.m. Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, early Monday morning, Oct. 26, 2020. This information is shared with social media, sponsorship, analytics, and other vendors or service providers. Hurricane Delta only sideswiped Merida, bringing 12 hours — and about 12 inches — of rain, but not nearly the kind of devastation forecasters feared. Hurricane Delta churns toward Gulf Coast 04:02. The government was still handing out aid, including sheet roofing, to Yucatan residents hit by Hurricane Delta and Tropical Storm Gamma earlier this month. Zeta had been dawdling Sunday because it was trapped between two strong high pressure systems to the east and west, said Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami. Hurricanes in Yucatán. Hurricane Isidore hit near Mérida, Yucatán, as a 125 miles per hour (201 km/h) hurricane, and remained over the area for around 36 hours. Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a dangerous Category 4 storm Tuesday while on a course to hammer Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and then continue on to the U.S. Gulf Coast later in the week. Only days after a deadly strike from Tropical Storm Gamma, Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is now bearing the wrath of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to … Over 30 inches (760 mm) of … Residents ran ropes or red cloths to block off flooded streets, and the constant downpour caused ceilings to drip, but by 10 p.m. it was clear that Merida had dodged Delta’s bullet. ET Wednesday on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula as … On the coast, more than 200 residents sought shelter in Progreso. One woman died in Las Americas when she was electrocuted, according to local media. Four days later, it intensified into the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record as determined by barometric pressure. Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions . Coastal San Felipe sustained storm damage and lost power as Hurricane Delta blew through on Wednesday. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday. Hurricanes and tropical storms can affect weather on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Gulf Coast, and the Pacific Coast. This year’s hurricane season has already been an active one. Gov. See details. Much also depends on exactly where the hurrican… Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Tuesday on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then continue on … Merida,Mexico's history with tropical systems Current weather (br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm (bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm description is given. You can adjust your cookie choices in those tools at any time. The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane warning for the … Hurricanes, unlike earthquakes and tsunamis, take days to form, so you have time to prepare. Communities to the east — such as Río Lagartos and San Felipe, — were under evacuation orders. CANCUN, Mexico -- Zeta strengthened to a hurricane Monday afternoon as it continued on a track for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and then likely a landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. Six hurricanes have hit within 50 miles of Cancun in the past 100 years. Hurricane Delta, which rapidly intensified into a "major" Category 3 storm, is expected to hit Mexico on Wednesday before turning toward the U.S. Maximum sustained winds were close to hurricane strength at 70 mph, the center said. Hurricane Delta made landfall Wednesday just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun as an extremely dangerous Category 2 … Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday … The effects of Hurricane Wilma in Mexico severely affected the tourism industry of the Yucatán Peninsula in October 2005. Tomas Stargardter | AP Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph (215 kmh) winds Tuesday on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then grow to … Hurricane Wilma developed on October 15 in the Caribbean Sea. Associated Press. 15 June, 2011. The rule of thumb in the Yucatan is that a hurricane hits once every fifteen years. State officials met with military personnel to discuss recovery efforts. Yucatán Magazine is a news and information source for people who love it here. That’s far less than most places that ring the Gulf of Mexico, including the resort communities on the Mayan Riviera. Another tropical wave may hit the Yucatan Peninsula by Saturday, prolonging the potential for rainfall. Fishermen pull in a boat before the arrival of Hurricane Delta in Puerto Juarez, Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Hurricane Delta only sideswiped Merida, bringing 12 hours — and about 12 inches — of rain, but not nearly the kind of devastation forecasters feared. It is then expected to move to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The storm still brought tragedy to at least one neighborhood. Woman in Las Americas electrocuted by fallen power lines. Not to worry, however, because everyone, especially the downtown merchants, has gone out to clean the beaches. The newly repaired underpass on the Prolongacion de Paseo Montejo also flooded again. You may click on “Your Choices” below to learn about and use cookie management tools to limit use of cookies when you visit NPR’s sites. The Merida airport remained open, but most businesses were shut down and Yucatan imposed its “ley seca,” a total and indefinite ban on alcohol sales. Photo: Courtesy. In Yucatan’s recent history, there have been two hurricanes that have been quite destructive throughout the entire state: Hurricane Gilberto in September 1988 and Hurricane Isidore in September 2002. From June 1st to November 30th we keep our eyes on the weather and its forecasts. The Centro Historico, Col. Juan Pablo II and San Sebastián were among the most flooded, local media reported. Merida spared the worst of Hurricane Delta, underpass on the Prolongacion de Paseo Montejo. Hurricane Isidore was headed towards Texas when it took an unpredicted and unexpected hard left turn from its trajectory across the Gulf of Mexico, and barreled right over the Yucatan Peninsula and right over Merida, hanging over the city in all its Category 4 glory for about 12 hours. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. This particular hurricane, even though it did not actually hit here, seems to have sent an awful lot of churning water our way and several beaches were chewed into rather badly. • Emily, July 10, 2005: It hit the Yucatán peninsula as a Category 4 hurricane, hitting Cozumel, then Tulum, before crossing the Bay of Campeche and making landfall in … The hurricane center said Zeta could bring … There are certain types of buildings that resist hurricane damage better than others. NPR’s sites use cookies, similar tracking and storage technologies, and information about the device you use to access our sites (together, “cookies”) to enhance your viewing, listening and user experience, personalize content, personalize messages from NPR’s sponsors, provide social media features, and analyze NPR’s traffic. The storm still brought tragedy to at least one neighborhood. Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a dangerous Category 4 storm Tuesday while on a course to hammer Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and then … Members of the Mexican Army prepare to move toward Valladolid and Tizimin, in Yucatan state, before the arrival of Hurricane Delta. Tropical Storm Zeta moves toward Gulf Coast after hitting Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Doyle Rice, USA TODAY 10/28/2020. MIAMI (AP) — A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. One woman died in Las Americas when she was electrocuted, according … Hurricane Delta slammed into Mexico’s Caribbean coast early on Wednesday packing maximum winds of 175kmph (110mph). Hurricane Delta made landfall early Wednesday along the Yucatan Peninsula near Puerto Morelos, packing winds estimated at 110 mph. Hugo Borges/AFP/Getty Images (CNN) - With winds of 105 mph, Hurricane Delta made landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday morning and … Some underground spaces, such as the parking areas at Chedraui supermarket in Montebello and at The Harbor mall, were flooded. Docks there were shredded and light poles were toppled by the storm. Mauricio Vila Dosal spent the afternoon touring the state’s hardest-hit areas such as Tizimín, which was still recovering from Tropical Storm Gamma. CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and headed toward Louisiana after making landfall just … It is aiming south of Morgan City, La. MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Delta was on a course to pass by the Cayman Islands early Tuesday before hitting Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula potentially as … Associated Press. The 64-year-old had stepped into a puddle where a 220-volt power pole had fallen, residents said. If you are new to Yucatán or just visiting, it is worth taking a moment to learn about hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Delta weakened to a Category 1 storm during the afternoon, but it began strengthening again while moving over the southern Gulf, rising to maximum sustained winds of 90 mph / 150 kph Wednesday night. 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